Aphasia Handbook by Joan Peters
A Guide for Stroke And Injury Survivors And Their Families

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Synopsis

This handbook is for people who have aphasia. Many people have aphasia as a result of a stroke. Aphasia makes it difficult to talk, read, and write. You can think perfectly well, but you struggle to put your thoughts into words.

CONTENTS: How to Use this handbook * What is aphasia * Communication Tips * Understanding Information * Using the Phone/Internet * Using an Advocate

What Happened: Stroke * More about Aphasia * Being in the Hospital * Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy * Coming out of the Hospital * Getting Support at Home * Money and Benefits * Vocational Opportunities

Living With Aphasia: Relationships * Communicating with Others * Transportation and Travel * Your Interests * Education

Choices and Rights: Your Rights as a Patient * Your Rights as a Person with a Disability * Making a Complaint * Elder Abuse * Living Wills * Legal Issues
 

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Published January 1, 2004 by National Aphasia Assoc. 178 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction